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Hi ED Doc,__As a frontline ambo bod, a lot of our problems are with the people who are not registered with a GP, can't register, won't register attitude from some for whatever reason, they call 999. Ok for the visitors with travel insurance, but others are abusing the NHS and my washing bill has escalated!! But every time I go with a smile, help and advice, and scream quietly after we have sorted them out. As for OOH GP's, we know who is on duty....the good GP's don't call us unless there is a REAL medical emergency. :)
We have one of those who calls when they have no food in the house...1 day before pension day, but they have the fags and bags ready. All they want is help for actually liking hospital food!! But if we are on divert..they have an immeadiate recovery and refuse to travel.